My backup is smaller than the original and has fewer files. Why?
A default backup profile will not copy the following:
- desktop.ini files
- hiberfil.sys (the Windows hibernation file)
- pagefile.sys (the Windows memory paging file)
- Recycle bin folder
- System Volume Information folder
- thumbs.db files
- \Windows\Temp\ folder
- Junction points are not followed
This may result in fewer backup files and hence a smaller backup size. You can also choose to filter out files that Windows itself states should not be copied.